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The Junk Heap


Never Mind

Posted by The Dandy Automaton , Jun 15 2012 · 72 views

After requesting to take up a new subject and getting refused it looks like that wasn't an option after all. I guess all I've got is to do Film Studies and hope for the best.


What, So My Choice Is "or Death"?

Posted by The Dandy Automaton , Jun 14 2012 · 98 views

Y'know, I'm glad I go to college for all the useful and exciting things I learn. Todays hard-earned fact has been how it turns out you can't beatbox Kevin MacLeod's The Cannery. Not that I can beatbox, but hey, I could always discover some hitherto unknown hidden talent for making crazed noises with my mouth in the style of a song involving some rather maniacal piano tunes.

So I consulted some of the lecturers around my college about a certain issue regarding my A2 subjects. I'm aware that taking both Film Studies and Business Studies has been a massive mistake in my life and one I've come to regret. Don't get me wrong, I love the former with a passion, but most universities, on the other hand, don't. That would mean I'm meant to carry Business Studies into A2 which I've realised I intensely dislike and have no motivation. So my choice is continue a subject I enjoy but won't be regarded as a real qualification, or take a subject I have no interest in and probably get a lacklustre grade in it, though with the benefit of it being considered by universities. However, after some discussion with my tutor I've found I might have a third option which is to drop both subjects and take up the AS and A2 level of a whole new subject at the same time. Naturally that comes with risks of its own, such as how much time that'll take up and all the extra pressure I'll suffer, but it's interesting to consider. The question stands though, what I'd take up. Maths? Law? History? Psychology? Sociology? All strong competitors and some strongly relevant to my interests.

Of course, what's disappointing about that idea is I'd have to give up Film Studies, even though I just found out my coursework was an essay and presentation on a particular subject of our choice. I was considering the star signification of Jack Black.



Posted by The Dandy Automaton , Jun 12 2012 · 76 views

Jim Carrey made it look so easy in Yes Man. Turns out you can't play it all that well by flailing your legs like a panicked deer. Still amazingly fun though.


Gradually Closing The Gap Between Fanboy And Obsessive Nut

Posted by The Dandy Automaton , Jun 11 2012 · 105 views

Well, so, from previous entries you've probably gathered I've been spicing up my room a little with posters. Posters that still don't want to stay up. I think thumbtacks will be called upon soon. But now that my room has been decorated with images of the Avengers and Ezio Auditore Da Firenze, I felt what I needed was something a little more...arty. Something not a poster at all, but still appeals to something I hold close to my heart. And then during one bored search on eBay, I saw it. I realised what I needed and instantly knew that I had to have it. So I dished out the £14.99 necessary, and the canvas was on its way. I imagine most of you have already guessed what it is, I know I would have. So without further ado, I introduce you all to the latest feature on my wall.

So now I wonder how many other ways I can express my obsessive love for this game. Who wants to place bets on how long it'll be until I start cosplaying?

Ooh, and I updated the custom content block to the side to fit in a few other awesome things. Expect further updates.


Seriously? Like...seriously?

Posted by The Dandy Automaton , Jun 10 2012 · 79 views

I wouldn't call today a particularly bad day, but a very frustrating one. It appears everything around me has either broken or gone missing. The right ear of my earphones has decided to go for an early retirement, which is made worse by the fact I've seemingly misplaced the HMV insurance on those things. Not having that means I lose the £60 I would have gotten back from the earphones getting damaged. During the hunt for that I then stepped on the lap tray I sometimes keep my laptop on when it needs more ventilation, which resulted in a lot of glass covering my floor. Then I decided it was time to make use of the Wii for the first time in weeks, only to discover that the sensor bar has somehow broken, and I'll need a replacement of that, which isn't too bad given they're about £5. Oh, and those bloody posters still won't stay up.

Still...On a lighter note, I think I might finish Solatorobo tonight if I keep at it. I'm not sure I want to, though. Y'now, see if I could savour it some more. It earnt a lot more of my respect in a scene where the history of the lands and characters was explained and achieved a NieR-level of deepness. I was impressed.

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